We chose The Pennyfarthing as ideally situated for a function in the town. The receptionist, a friendly a helpful woman, showed us to our room which was on a strange corridor on the street, off the courtyard. The smell of damp on entering the room couldn't be masked by the plug in air freshener. The patch on the ceiling may have been the culprit. On entering any hotel room I do enjoy plonking myself down on the bed to start any possible relaxation, however I had to strip off the grubbily stained counterpaine to do so. Apart from some splattered tea like stains down the inside of the bathroom door and grubby bathroom skirting, everything else was very clean. The air con and dark dingy room were welcome on the hottest day of the year. The complementary shower gel etc is probably the cheapest of the cheap, combined with the thinnest toilet paper, screamed out we're cutting cost but will still charge you £90 a night for the displeasure. The full English in the odd canteen was very good though. On leaving, a different receptionist didn't bother to ask us about our stay or provide the exit code for the car park or a smile. There is nothing welcoming at all about The Pennyfarthing. Not a picture or a flower in sight. It's fine for one night if just needing somewhere to rest your weary head, but most definately over priced. We were glad to finally get that exit code and go home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Penny Farthing hotel is nestled in the market town of Berkhamsted, providing stylish, comfortable rooms perfect for a business or leisure stay. Our sister hotel just down the road, the Kings Arms, is available for fantastic food and drink during your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pennyfarthing Hotel Berkhamsted